On March 15, at 8:16am, , the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 of a prowler in the backyard of a residence in the 800 block of Murdoch Ln. The subject, later identified as Edgar Suarez (Ventura resident born 5-12-1997), was being physically detained by the homeowner. When officers arrived and attempted to take custody of Suarez, he resisted officers. After a brief struggled, he was taken into custody and later arrested for prowling and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
At approximately 2000 hrs, officers responded to a call of a prowler seen in the backyard of a residence in the 1000 block of Partridge Dr., which is within a block of the call on Murdoch Ln.
Officers conducted further investigation and determined Suarez was the same suspect and arrested for an additional charge of aggravated trespassing for attempting to enter the residence on Partridge Dr.
No one was injured as a result of this incident.
Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy Arrest
On Monday, March 2, employees of Ventura High School discovered that the school had been burglarized and over $9,000 of computer equipment had been stolen including 37 laptop computers. Ventura Police Department Patrol, CSI, and Street Crimes Unit Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation.
Detectives, with help from Ventura High staff, identified one of the suspects, Yovanna Vaca Yovanna (DOB 8/30/2000) , from surveillance video that was captured during the commission of the crime. Detectives began investigating the suspect and were able to identify the additional suspect as the boyfriend of Vaca. On 3/11/20 Street Crimes Detectives served a search warrant in the 300 block of Cedar St at the home of the male suspect, Brayan De La Paz. ( 2-7-2000 Ventura Resident)
During the execution of the search warrant detectives were able to recover all 37 laptop computers at the residence. Both suspects were arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail for commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. The computers were returned to Ventura High School for their intended educational purposes.
Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest
On March 21, ay 6;04pm , the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance in stopping a vehicle that was being driven by a wanted subject, later identified as Anthony Mosqueda (DOB: 03/19/89, Ventura Resident). Mosqueda had a felony warrant for evading arrest in a vehicle. A Ventura police officer saw the vehicle near Seaward Ave. and Harbor Blvd., and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Mosqueda failed to pullover and a brief vehicle pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit continued traveling on Harbor Blvd., but was discontinued by the officer when he lost sight of the vehicle. Additional officers responded and located the vehicle abandoned in 1000 block of Cove St. After a search of the area, Mosqueda was found walking with a child and two females on Harbor Blvd. He was taken into custody without incident.
Mosqueda was arrested for felony evading arrest, felony child endangerment for having his child in the vehicle, false information to a police officer and the felony warrant. The two female passengers were released from the scene. A second male passenger had fled from the vehicle and was not located after a search of the area. No one was injured as a result of this incident.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Mosqueda has prior convictions for felony evading arrest, resisting arrest, and possession of a stolen vehicle.